Category Archives: architecture

I was just passing the barber’s shop…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is impalement: the placing of two coats of arms side by side on a single shield. (Impalement) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I took earlier this month – is there enough verticality in it for … Continue reading

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A balcony rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the 1969 moon lander – not a very good pourer, but very stable on the table. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hey Miles, how are you getting on with designing the … Continue reading

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Just one or two small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to learn some words and melodies from your least favourite German opera and stride through the town centre singing them as you go – wear an interesting and colourful hat too. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses … Continue reading

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The horrible wall & the local shopping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined food item and insult is – You muffin dunderhead!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You know, I really should post more of my photos… I take pictures all the time, well not all the time of course, but … Continue reading

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Just a few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word shapely. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 367. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was delayed personalizing my new app. A single overheard remark: ‘Apart … Continue reading

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Be careful not to break the rook galls…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Hammerbeam: A horizontal bracket, usually projecting at the wall plate level, to carry arched braces and struts, and supported by braces. Hammerbeams lessen the span and thus allow shorter timbers. They also … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4550…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Solea – In an early Christian or Byzantine church, a raised pathway projecting from the bema to the ambo. Me, I had my solea removed, I finally decided after much thought, that … Continue reading

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